Fahrenheit 451 (ENHANCED eBook)


Author: Nick Otten

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9781429108713

Category: Literature

Page: 72

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This is an idea book. It was designed for you, the literature teacher, as a time-saver that brings together key ideas, background information, and suggestions for teaching the novel successfully. Choose from the suggestions in the book to suit your style; adapt and expand on activities as they suit your students. Above all, this book is meant to be a tool to assist you in intensifying your students' involvement with the text and with the way literature helps to make sense of our world.

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel


Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143914267X

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

The Write Answer (ENHANCED eBook)

Literature-linked Activities to Develop Writing Skills


Author: Kathy Tuszynski,Angela Yarber

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1429112603

Category: Education, Primary

Page: 96

View: 7415

Got questions about how to link your writing activities to rich and relevant literature? How to improve your students' writing skills and test scores? You need The Write Answer! This book contains student worksheets, resource lists, teacher pages, samples and activities for individuals and groups. These practical activities direct students to apply skills learned on the reproducible pages to their work in class.

Science Action Labs Science Fun (ENHANCED eBook)


Author: Edward Shevick

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1429114398


Page: 64

View: 6222

Activities to Encourage Students to Think and Solve Problems. These easy-to-use, hands-on explorations are just what you need to get your science curriculum, and your students, into action!

Using Technology to Enhance Reading

Innovative Approaches to Literacy Instruction


Author: Timothy V. Rasinski,Kristine E. Pytash

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1936763028

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 5509

Enhance students’ reading abilities with technology. Discover how technological resources can improve the effectiveness and breadth of reading instruction to build student knowledge. Read real-world accounts from literacy experts, and learn how their methods can be adapted for your classroom. Explore how to foster improvement in student learning using a variety of tools, including interactive whiteboards, tablets, and social media applications.

Ray Bradbury

The Last Interview - and Other Conversations


Author: Ray Bradbury,Sam Weller

Publisher: Melville House Pub

ISBN: 9781612194219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 3151

Ray Bradbury was one of our most influential sci-fi writers; the visionary author of the classic Fahrenheit 451 (Granada, 1954). But he also lived a fascinating life outside the parameters of sci-fi, and was a masterful raconteur of his own story, as he reveals in his wide-ranging, in-depth final interview with his acclaimed biographer Sam Weller. Bradbury constantly twists the elements of his life into a discussion of the influences and creative processes behind his literary form.

Galaxy Legend Short Stories Vol.11

Science Fiction Collection


Author: Fritz Leiber et al.

Publisher: VM eBooks


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9100

Galaxy Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, published from 1950 to 1980. It was founded by an Italian company, World Editions, which was looking to break into the American market. World Editions hired as editor H. L. Gold, who rapidly made Galaxy the leading science fiction (sf) magazine of its time, focusing on stories about social issues rather than technology. Gold published many notable stories during his tenure, including Ray Bradbury's "The Fireman", later expanded as Fahrenheit 451; Robert A. Heinlein's The Puppet Masters; and Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man. In 1952, the magazine was acquired by Robert Guinn, its printer. By the late 1950s, Frederik Pohl was helping Gold with most aspects of the magazine's production. When Gold's health worsened, Pohl took over as editor, starting officially at the end of 1961, though he had been doing the majority of the production work for some time. Under Pohl Galaxy had continued success, regularly publishing fiction by writers such as Cordwainer Smith, Jack Vance, Harlan Ellison, and Robert Silverberg. However, Pohl never won the annual Hugo Award for his stewardship of Galaxy, winning three Hugos instead for its sister magazine, If. In 1969 Guinn sold Galaxy to Universal Publishing and Distribution Corporation (UPD) and Pohl resigned, to be replaced by Ejler Jakobsson. Under Jakobsson the magazine declined in quality. It recovered under James Baen, who took over in mid-1974, but when he left at the end of 1977 the deterioration resumed, and there were financial problems—writers were not paid on time and the schedule became erratic. By the end of the 1970s the gaps between issues were lengthening, and the title was finally sold to Galileo publisher Vincent McCaffrey, who brought out only a single issue in 1980. A brief revival as a semi-professional magazine followed in 1994, edited by H. L. Gold's son, E. J. Gold; this lasted for eight bimonthly issues. At its peak, Galaxy greatly influenced the science fiction field. It was regarded as one of the leading sf magazines almost from the start, and its influence did not wane until Pohl's departure in 1969. Gold brought a "sophisticated intellectual subtlety" to magazine science fiction according to Pohl, who added that "after Galaxy it was impossible to go on being naive." SF historian David Kyle agrees, commenting that "of all the editors in and out of the post-war scene, the most influential beyond any doubt was H. L. Gold". Kyle suggests that the new direction Gold set "inevitably" led to the experimental New Wave, the defining science fiction literary movement of the 1960s.

Dystopian Fiction East and West

Universe of Terror and Trial


Author: Erika Gottlieb

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773522060

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 3518

"Erika Gottlieb explores a selection of about thirty works in the dystopian genre from East and Central Europe between 1920 and 1991 in the USSR and between 1948 and 1989 in Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia.

The Media of Mass Communication


Author: John Vivian

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205477531

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

View: 6361

This up-to-date, engaging presentation of the mass media helps readers use the media to teach the media and explore its excitement, complexity, and impact on our lives. Widely praised for his ability to make learning interesting, Vivian's story-telling style excites readers as they explore the ever-changing subject of mass communication. "The Media of Mass Communication "places a strong emphasis on the challenges of today's media while building on its extensive coverage of media history, effects, technology, and culture. The coverage of media literacy, at the core of Vivian's text since the first edition, has been enhanced with two new features that push students to think critically. The three part-organization-the media, media messages, and media issues-provides a framework for readers to understand the big picture behind today's media issues. "Media Technology" boxes demystify the techo-changes rampant in today's media; "Media People" boxes profile key figures in media industries; "Media Databank" boxes display media facts and data; "Media Timeline" boxes place key media events in historical perspective; "Media Online" boxes provide URLs for related Web sites. Media literacy, global mass media, media effects, radio, TV, film, books, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, media entertainment, media ethics, media law, public relations, advertising, Anyone interested in the media (movies, journalism, film, broadcasting, newspapers, books, etc.) or anyone interested in pursuing a career in those fields.